The Making of a (Transitional) Tile Mosaic in Historic Baltimore

Architectural Ceramics

January 2016 – Baltimore, MD – As a design consultant at Architectural Ceramics in Canton, a neighborhood of Baltimore City, I recently had the privilege of meeting a great couple that allowed me to create a mosaic design for the fireplace in their Bolton-Hill home in downtown Baltimore. We discussed the existing granite hearth and the not-yet-permanently –installed mantle which was hand-made by a local Baltimore artist.

Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Architectural Ceramics

The Baltimore Ravens Stadium Slab. Located in Baltimore and home of the Ravens Football Team, which just wrapped up a valiant effort in the playoffs, we were honored to provide them with a few of our slim slabs , and shown above a custom-made piece made to mirror the Raven itself.

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AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Architectural Ceramics

With our headquarters and showrooms located in the DC-metro area, we’ve been known to cheer for the the Washington Redskins or the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens worked with AC for the reception area of their corporate offices at the M&T Bank Stadium. We can’t help but rave about one commercial project that our Baltimore Showroom & Territory Manager, Kersi Press, took on for none other than the Baltimore Ravens.

X-Large Baltimore Warehouse

Architectural Ceramics

I’m so excited to say that we have officially moved into our new Baltimore warehouse location. Baltimore Warehouse location details and hours can be found on the website (see link below): [link We have moved all of our stock material from 3 small warehouses into one extra large 32,000 sqft warehouse. Our warehouse manager, Shane, did an awesome job coordinating this move and everything went off without a hitch.

Playful and Practical BUS Installation Engaging the Inhabitants of Baltimore

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Recently displayed by artist collective mmmm , this playful and practical installation in Baltimore, USA adds a fun dimension to the mundane act of waiting for the bus. Consisting of three typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word BUS, the innovative project project was developed in conjunction with SPAIN arts & culture , Creative Alliance , and is part of TRANSIT , a creative place-making initiative between Europe and Baltimore.

Slate Sophistication

Diary of a Tile Addict

Slate House, Baltimore by Ziger/Snead Architects. In 2018, Now in its 25th year, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition’s Residential award went to Ziger/Snead Architects for the Baltimore Slate House ?in in Baltimore, Maryland. Slate House, Baltimore by Ziger/Snead Architects. Photography Jennifer Hughes & Adam Rouse.

Visit the New Conestoga Tile Website and Enjoy Our Improved Product Search Features

Conestoga Tile Blog

News and Events Conestoga Tile mid-atlantic tile showrooms tile showroom in Baltimore tile showroom in Harrisburg PA tile showroom in Sterling VA We’re always thinking of new ways to make finding the perfect tile easier and more efficient for our clients. Towards that goal, we’re proud to announce that the Conestoga Tile website launch has been a great success. The new website is designed to make finding the perfect tile just a little bit easier.

Enjoy the Great Benefits of Green Tile in Your Home

Conestoga Tile

Tips and Trends environmentally friendly ceramic tiles green tiles tile showroom Baltimore MD tile showroom Harrisburg PA tile showroom Sterling VA Conestoga Tile Understanding the benefits of green tile in your home is essential to making an informed decision when you decide to remodel your bathroom , kitchen, or any other area where tile will be featured. The following are some of the most notable benefits you will want to factor into your decision: Green tile does not have any VOCs.

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Enjoy the Great Benefits of Green Tile in Your Home

Conestoga Tile

Tips and Trends environmentally friendly ceramic tiles green tiles tile showroom Baltimore MD tile showroom Harrisburg PA tile showroom Sterling VA Conestoga Tile Understanding the benefits of green tile in your home is essential to making an informed decision when you decide to remodel your bathroom , kitchen, or any other area where tile will be featured. The following are some of the most notable benefits you will want to factor into your decision: Green tile does not have any VOCs.

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Lendlease Announces Beginning of Construction for Ultra-Luxury 44-Story Apartment Tower in Baltimore

The A to Z of Building

Lendlease, one of the world's largest international property, infrastructure and construction management firms, is pleased to announce the start of construction for 414 Light Street. Questar

Sports Field Holdings to Renovate Championship Game Stadium Field at Prominent Baltimore-Based School

The A to Z of Building

Sports Field Holdings, Inc. SFHI) (the "Company"), an innovative product development company engaged in the design, engineering and construction of athletic facilities and sports complexes

Week of March 9, 2020 – International Women’s Day

Architectural Ceramics

Baltimore, MD , Mona Hajj Interiors. Check how Mona Hajj incorporates floor, wall, and window design in a lovely Baltimore, Maryland interior design project. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy Women’s History Month!

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

Loren Tomas – Residential Territory Manager for Baltimore Territory loren@architecturalceramics.com. Christy Scaljon Larkin – Commercial Sales Partner for Baltimore Territory christys@architecturalceramics.com. We are entering into a treasured season for many. The air feels crisp and clean, the temperature borders between a comfortable warmth and a glorious chilliness. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of red and orange, evoking the Ansel Adams in us all.

Attend the Upcoming Schluter Systems Workshops This Summer

Conestoga Tile Blog

If you can’t make that one, be sure to sign-up for the one taking place in Baltimore on August 26-27. . One of the best ways to learn about the changes taking place within the flooring industry is to attend the Schluter Systems workshops in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Not only is it a great place to learn about ceramic tile installation and the ways Schluter ®- Systems is leading the way.

BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

Architectural Ceramics

From left to right: Joey Caponiti / Maryland Commercial Rep, Kersi Press / Baltimore Commercial Rep, Betty Sullivan / Owner and CEO, James Lewis/ National Hospitality Rep, David Arabe / Commercial Sales Manager and David Benson/President and Principal (not shown).

Italy Inspired

Diary of a Tile Addict

Baltimore Slate House, Baltimore, Maryland by Ziger/Snead Architects. Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence by ZAS Architects. At Tile Addict our mission is to do everything we can to raise the profile of tiles and amplify the message that today’s porcelain and ceramic creation offer the most aesthetically varied and technically advanced surface solutions on the planet.

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East Coast Trip

The Tile Shop

Here are a few photos from the trip: Our new Columbia, MD store- what a great location, so close to downtown Baltimore: Love this painting from Crate and Barrel with our stone tub: This look was inspired by Carl Randazzo, who is a big fan of Arts and Crafts/Shaker style! We just got back from our trip to some of the East Coast stores- just in time to miss Irene!! I hope everyone is doing well and was safe from the storm.

Week of September 7th, 2020 – Aging in Place vs. A New Space

Architectural Ceramics

Owners David and Ruthie Carliner reside in northern Baltimore County, and wanted a space to call their own within the District as to enjoy the bustling activities and attractions the city has to offer. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

ARDEX Receives 2017 Vendor Partner Award from Fishman Flooring Solutions

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

BALTIMORE, MD., The 2017 Vendor Partner Award was presented at Fishman’s recently-concluded annual sales meeting, which was held April 16 to 18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. About Fishman Flooring Solutions: Fishman Flooring Solutions, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the “Solutions Provider” distributor of flooring and flooring installation products. Originally published by Fishman Flooring Solutions.

Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Visit one of our Metro DC/Baltimore/Atlanta tile showrooms for more info and tile options. The image above shows the tiled floor of Winchester Cathedral , which boasts the largest area of original medieval tiles in the United Kingdom! Our thoughts are in the Medieval ages this week, with the Renaissance Festival wrapping up a few days ago and the chilly (sometimes gloomy) days that evoke a feeling of days past.

Match Your Pottery Barn Style

Architectural Ceramics

Mallory (in our Baltimore showroom) pointed out that in the most recent Early Fall 2013 Pottery Barn catalog (pg42) they show a bathroom with white ceramic tile and a Bianco Carrara border. Did you just receive your Fall 2013 Pottery Barn catalog in the mail? We did! Pottery Barn is actually my favorite home furniture store, I always drag my husband through that one store when we’re at the mall together.

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

Architectural Ceramics

Baltimore Showroom Manager, Loren Tomas, advises her clients to not only use the web, but their own homes to illustrate their style. ” – Loren Tomas, Baltimore Showroom Manager. Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start? How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics. Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you.

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

Architectural Ceramics

Baltimore Showroom Manager, Loren Tomas, advises her clients to not only use the web, but their own homes to illustrate their style. ” – Loren Tomas, Baltimore Showroom Manager. Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start? How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics. Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you.

What Goes into Making Quality Ceramic Tile?

Conestoga Tile

We invite you to contact us at Conestoga Tile today and stop by our showrooms in Sterling, Baltimore, or Harrisburg to learn more about how ceramic tile is made. Have you ever wondered how ceramic tile is made ? It’s really a simple process that creates a resilient product that can stand up to everything you might ask of it. Of all the materials we use in the tile industry , this product is one of the most desirable because of its beauty and durability.

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Architectural Ceramics

Visit one of our Metro DC/Baltimore/Atlanta tile showrooms or talk to your commercial representatives at www.architecturalceramics.com/locations. Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is.

Cement Tile for Foodies

Cement Style

Props , Neyland Design Cement Tile — Nando’s Peri-Peri Harbor East, Baltimore, MD. Bon Appetit Cover March 2016. Where Great Taste Begins… We spotted a few of our cement tiles while flipping through the March 2016 issue of Bon Appetit. In fact, your likely to find our cement tile wherever you find amazing food or is it the other way around… you decide. Spot it below: Lisbon (Third down on the left), Tangier (Third down center), Kismet (bottom center).

Walsh Gilbane JV, US Army Corps of Engineers Break Ground for PHC Lab Replacement Project

The A to Z of Building

Recently, the Walsh Gilbane JV joined the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District to break ground for its $206 million Public Health Command (PHC) Lab Replacement project located at Aberdeen

Cinco de Mayo: 5 Ways to Use Mexican-Inspired Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Join us Friday, May 5 th , from 3 – 7 PM for appetizers and margaritas as each Architectural Ceramics showroom in Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville, Alexandria or Vienna hosts a party for Cinco de Mayo. Rockville, MD – May 5, 2017 – The Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day – May is never short on it’s share of holidays and celebrations.

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What Goes into Making Quality Ceramic Tile?

Conestoga Tile

We invite you to contact us at Conestoga Tile today and stop by our showrooms in Sterling, Baltimore, or Harrisburg to learn more about how ceramic tile is made. Have you ever wondered how ceramic tile is made ? It’s really a simple process that creates a resilient product that can stand up to everything you might ask of it. Of all the materials we use in the tile industry , this product is one of the most desirable because of its beauty and durability.

Architectural Ceramics Receives Best Of Houzz 2015

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

ACI has six convenient locations in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area: Maryland: Baltimore, Bethesda, Rockville and Virginia: Alexandria, Chantilly, and Falls Church. Architectural Ceramics has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

Fishman Flooring Solutions Celebrates 100 Years of Business Success in 2019

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

BALTIMORE, MD., Fishman & Son, first opened its doors in Baltimore in 1919 selling thread and sewing supplies to workrooms. Fishman Flooring Solutions, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is the “Solutions Provider” distributor of flooring and flooring installation products.

Best of 2017: A Reflection on AC’s Core Values

Architectural Ceramics

Our commercial sales team services Atlanta, Baltimore, the DC-metro area, Philadelphia and Richmond. Looking back on 2017, it was a good year for tile and for Architectural Ceramics. Each January, AC has a company-wide meeting, where we reflect on the previous year and create goals for the new year. We’d like to let you in on a bit of what went on. Here is the Best of 2017, inspired by our annual corporate meeting instead of popular products and tile trends.

Shipping Carpet Tile Around The Country

Focus Floors and Furnishings

Baltimore, MD. Focus Floors has made it a priority to make our carpet tile products available to everyone in the continental US. While we work very hard to make sure that we have the lowest prices is the industry, we are acutely aware that shipping cost and options affect buying decisions. Our sales representatives always keep this and the overall value of our carpet tile and squares in mind. As you can imagine, there are many shipping options available today.

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A Latte Love: Fall Tile Inspiration

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramic’s Baltimore Showroom Manager, Loren Tomas, created a mood board inspired by a hot Starbucks Chai Latte. For many of us, the change in season from summer to fall is a welcomed time of year. We get to enjoy the change in weather, waredrobes, and drink orders. We’re quick to trade in high temperatures for falling leaves, tank tops for sweaters, and a cold Starbucks Frappucinno for a hot Chai or Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Cement Tile: Not Just for the Floor Anymore!

Cement Style

Our exclusive “ Props ” pattern from the Stu Neyland Series used on the wall and floors of the Nando’s Peri-Peri in Baltimore, MD. We at Villa Lagoon Tile are all aflutter about the current issue of HGTV Magazine. In this July/August 2018 edition, you will be sure to spot the hippest little mid-century pad that just so happens to rock our cement tile!

Some New Bed and Bath Products I Like.

The Tile Shop

They didn''t have any bedding at the Baltimore location, but I know they do online from Kate: Also some great items for the home: Here is the bedding from Barbara Barry- they only had this pattern at the store.looks just like one of her designs We shopped at Bed Bath and Beyond during our East coast trip- and found some great designer items! I did not know that Kate Spade and Barbara Barry had done lines for this store. Here are some towels and bath rugs from Kate''s line.

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Whether you’re barbecuing near our Baltimore showroom, or you’re fixin’ to go grillin’ closer to our Atlanta showroom; summer is made for poolside meals on an outdoor patio. Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Tile. What type of tile can be used outdoors?

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

I think about this fact sometimes as I drive though the parts of Baltimore near me … where rehab opportunities are ample. This post contains a paid endorsement of GAF, but the opinions expressed are my own. ~jb jb * So … last week was National Roofing Week , and ironic, but it seems roofing for months has been a pretty consistent topic of conversation for me. Must be something about Spring/Summer.

6 Big Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber to Fix Your Leaking Toilet

Kitchen and Residential Design

Photo by Gabor Monori on Unsplash According to EPA statistics, most Baltimore residents experience plumbing leaks that result in over one trillion gallons of waste water.

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

I think about this fact sometimes as I drive though the parts of Baltimore near me … where rehab opportunities are ample. This post contains a paid endorsement of GAF, but the opinions expressed are my own. ~jb. jb. *. So … last week was National Roofing Week , and ironic, but it seems roofing for months has been a pretty consistent topic of conversation for me. Must be something about Spring/Summer.

Do You Live in One of Orkin’s Top 50 Rattiest Cities?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Ed Sologa Design Build The top 10 on the Rattiest Cities list include, in order: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Denver. Today, Orkin released its annual Top 50 Rattiest Cities List. The list is based on the metro areas where Orkin has conducted the most rodent treatments (residential and commercial) from September 15, 2017 through September 15, 2018. Do you live in one of the rattiest cities in America?

The Benefits of New Roofing :: GAF Roofing’s Website Makes It Easy Like a Click of the Heels

Building Moxie

I think about this fact sometimes as I drive though the parts of Baltimore near me … where rehab opportunities are ample. This post contains a paid endorsement of GAF, but the opinions expressed are my own. ~jb. jb. *. So … last week was National Roofing Week , and ironic, but it seems roofing for months has been a pretty consistent topic of conversation for me. Must be something about Spring/Summer.

Installing a Manufactured Rain Barrel and Kit

Building Moxie

The rain barrel featured in this post was bought from a local conservancy – Blue Water Baltimore. originally posted a portion of this article on the social media site Hometalk , here. In it, I discuss purchasing and installing a manufactured rain barrel. Here on BuildingMoxie.com , we had previously covered building your own rain barrel , so I figured pulling that article over would make for a nice balance.